When we lived in Nose Creek Park we used to watch the Great Blue Herons as they waded along the creek with their long legs and knobby knees. They often looked clumsy as they walked but as they flew, with their legs streaming along behind, they soared with grace. A bird of land, water and sky.
Herons are determined and self-reliant, a bird of the marsh. They symbolize balance, using the agility of their fragile-looking legs to carry them from water to land with great stability. They tend to stand alone, not requiring many others around them. Herons remind us to trust our personal wisdom and follow our own path, being sure to pay attention when opportunity presents itself.
Honouring the Ancestors
Great Places Plan